A Tropical Oasis Birthday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card made with the Tropical Oasis Suite! The weather may (or may not) be warming up, so why not send a beautiful birthday card to make someone’s day with a tropical theme? Today’s card is not only quick and easy to make, but it also uses up the beautiful Tropical Oasis DSP! This will give you room for all the new and gorgeous Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! 

The base layer is this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut this other design from the DSP at 3” x 3” and then cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to layer under the DSP.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tropical in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

3. Stamp the pineapple and palm tree stamps on Sahara Sand cardstock in Early Espresso ink and cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Use one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets, for this card I used one of the palm leaves, but any of them would work.

5. Cut a 4 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim and use your fingers to fray the ends and to slightly pull the sides of the trim, making it loose.

The trim on the top is how it would be and the trim on the bottom is after I frayed the ends and stretched it from the sides.

For the centerpiece, adhere the DSP and cardstock layers together, adhere the cut-out palm trees to the DSP, adhere the sentiment on top, along the bottom of the trees, adhere the cut-out pineapple towards the corner, and use a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the corner of the die cut sentiment piece:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Braided Burlap Trim to the middle of the DSP base layer:

Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment centerpiece to the DSP, over the burlap trim:

This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP (same design as the base layer) along the bottom:

Isn’t this a fun and tropical birthday card?? I wasn’t sure if combining two different DSP designs would work, but I do like how this card turned out! If you notice, the base layer is not my typical 4″ x 5 1/4″ cut, that is because the piece of DSP I was using measured 5″ x 12″, so I just adjusted the measurement! The stamp set and dies will be carrying over into the new catalog, but the DSP, trinkets, and burlap trim will not, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

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Sepia Tropical theme for Mother’s Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a different kind of Mother’s Day card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite in sepia tone! Recently, I’ve seen a few sepia tone cards, which I thought were stunning, and wanted to give it a try making a card from the Tropical Oasis Suite. After I finally finished designing this card, I took it up just a bit by adding some “worn” touches to the paper with my snips and bone folder and then a touch of glimmer with my Wink of Stella pen. 

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. I used my snips to “rough up” each side of the cardstock and DSP and then used my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends along each edge:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. A 4” piece of the Braided Linen Trim.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the leaf three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen along the veins of the leaves. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

3. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flower three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen around the middle of the flower. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

4. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella Pen over the leaves and trunk. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

5. Use the letter M from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out two pieces from the Gold Foil Sheet. You will also need the flower from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets in place of the O in MOM.

6. Use your Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend to color nine of the 3mm (or smallest) Pearl Basic Jewels. Three will be placed in the center of the palm trees (for a total of six) and then one each in the middle of the flowers. I like doing this to the palm trees, makes it seem like there are coconuts in the trees!

I adhered the two base layers together, used glue dots on the trunk of the trees to adhere to the DSP, and then Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the bottom. I also “roughed up” the edges of the burlap trim with my fingertips:

I alternated adhering the leaves and the flowers to the DSP with glue dots, adhered the end M (closest to the leaf), adhered the other M, and then the trinket in the middle with a glue dot. I didn’t want to flatten out the leaves and flowers, so I used a glue dot in the middle of the backside of the flowers and towards the bottom of the backside of the leaf:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”, a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP, rough up the edges with your snips like the card front, adhere the layers together, adhere the DSP strip along the bottom and stamp the sentiment form Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon ink:

How do you like this sepia toned card? You can easily make this same card for another occasion, just simple switch up the sentiments! Sadly, the only products carrying over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog are the stamp set, coordinating dies, and the Saddle Brown Stazon ink pad, but the stamp set and die bundle will not. I personally love the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and will miss it! Remember, any products that are on the retirement are only available while supplies last!

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Hello, pineapple!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and tropical card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! The Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper has some absolutely beautiful designs that are sure to perk you up and out of those “winter blues”! As I was looking over the DSP and trying to decide which design to use, I thought why not the pineapple design? I will admit that it’s not necessarily a design that I would be drawn to create with, so I thought this would be a perfect way to not only challenge myself, but to also create a cute and fun card! 

For the base layer, cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, spritz with some water, and emboss with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then used my Stazon Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed cardstock, vertically and horizontally (top to bottom and left to right). I felt that this really gave the embossed cardstock that “basket” look:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 3” x 3” square of this design from the DSP and then cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square of So Saffron cardstock to be layered under the DSP. 

2. Stamp the pineapple stamp in the Saddle Brown in on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor pencils to color in, blend with the Stampin’ Blender Pen, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Choose one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

4. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim.

5. Using the aloha die, cut two times from Very Vanilla cardstock and one time from the Gold Foil Sheet. All three layers will be adhered together, with the gold foil cut out on top.

6. Use three of the leaf dies to cut out of Old Olive cardstock (I spritzed the cardstock first with water since these are cut and emboss dies) and then took each leave and “dragged” them across the saddle brown ink pad, making sure the edges get inked.

I used Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the middle of the embossed cardstock base layer, adhere the pineapple cut out on top of one of the pineapples from the DSP, adhere the DSP/cardstock layers to the embossed cardstock base layer with dimensionals, and a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim:

The leaves are adhered to the embossed cardstock base layer and the layered die cut sentiment is adhered around the bottom of the leaves. I also frayed the end of the burlap trim with my fingernails:

This completed piece is adhered to an Old Olive cardstock base layer, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the pineapple in the corner the same way as the one on the card front, and stamp the sentiment in saddle brown ink:

This card is just so cute! Not only is this also a great “masculine” card, but if you are looking for Father’s Day cards, this would totally be a great option! I know, it may seem a little soon to be thinking about Father’s Day, but I just wanted to show you that this suite also has a masculine side and you can easily make multiples of this card since the DSP cut is smaller!

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Aloha card from that Tropical Oasis Suite!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful, any occasion card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! What better way to let someone know you are thinking of them than sending a bright and cheerful card? Since I haven’t really used Pigment Sprinkles, I thought the hibiscus flowers from the Timeless Tropical stamp set would be perfect! Since the colors of Hawaiian Hibiscus flowers are so beautiful and so vibrant, I chose to use Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves to make these flowers “pop”.

To start, use this design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D EF:

For the card front, you will need:

1. On Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, stamp the large hibiscus flower and leaf twice using Stazon ink. Sprinkle Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Pigment over the flowers, lightly spritz with water using your Stampin’ Spritzer, and do the same thing with Granny Apple Green Pigment over the leaves. There’s no real “right or wrong” way to do this, it all depends on how light or dark you want the pigment sprinkle color to be. I also keep a paper towel nearby to soak up any excess liquid. Once you have achieved your desired look, you can use your heat tool to dry the paper quickly.

2. Use the coordinating dies to cut the flowers and leaves from the watercolor paper.

3. The aloha die is used to cut out of Mango Melody cardstock.

4. Use one of the pineapple trinkets from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

5. Cut two 4” pieces of the Braided Burlap Trim, cutting the ends at an angle.

This is a 3″ x 5″ piece of watercolor paper.

To assemble the card front, adhere the two large flowers layered and the leaves under the flowers to the DSP base layer. Use liquid glue to adhere the two pieces of trim to the DSP base layer, the die-cut cardstock, and the pineapple trinket on top of the trim pieces:

This is then adhered to an Old Olive cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” piece of coordinating cardstock along the bottom, and I used the three small flowers die on the leftover watercolor paper to cut out and adhere to the DSP:

Don’t you just love this suite?? I chose to leave the inside of the card blank for use on any occasion. If you are looking for color inspiration, Google-Hibiscus Hawaiian and you will not be disappointed! You can easily replicate this card using one sheet of the DSP and the flower colors could be different with each card.

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Timeless Tropical birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog! I was fortunate to win the Timeless Tropical stamp set when I attended OnStage in Portland this past November, but I fell in love with this suite when I first saw it in the catalog! The timing couldn’t be better for the release of this suite after spending a few days with my mother and younger son in Hawaii, I right away knew that the perfect Christmas present for my mother would be a small scrapbook! Since she vacationed with us in the Outer Banks in June, the Come Sail Away Suite was perfect for those pictures, and the Tropical Oasis Suite was perfect for the pictures taken in Hawaii! Since the scrapbook was an 8” x 8”, that left me with several perfect pieces of DSP for card making and to get started on those January birthdays!

For this card, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally, you will need the following for the card front:

1. 2” x 4” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.

2. A 4” strip of the Braided Burlap Trim, use your fingertips/nails to fray the ends.

3. A ¾” x 4” strip of DSP, this is the back design from the one used for the base layer.

4, Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

5. One leaf trinket.

6. Use the flower die to cut out one set in Poppy Parade cardstock and another in Petal Pink cardstock. Keep the smallest and largest flowers in each color for the front and the two middle flowers will be used for the inside. You will also need Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the centers.

Adhere the embossed Crumb Cake cardstock to the base layer DSP, slightly down from the top and away from the edge for a dimensional to fit in-between. Adhere the strip of DSP to the base layer with dimensionals (on each end):

Use glue dots to adhere the flowers to the sentiment piece and then use a 4mm rhinestone in the middle of the large flower and a 3mm rhinestone in the middle of the small flower (the rhinestone hides the glue dots). Adhere the sentiment over the embossed cardstock with a dimensional on each side:

Use liquid glue to adhere the burlap trim to the strip of DSP and to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim. This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink and then adhere the two remaining flowers with glue dots (the leaves are big enough to hide the glue dot under):

Isn’t this a super cute card?? Now, Poppy Parade and Petal Pink are NOT listed as coordinating colors for this DSP, but after comparing cardstocks, I thought these coordinated with the DSP better. The strip of DSP is actually that 1 ½” strip that you have when you cut a 12” x 12” sheet down at 4”, I just cut this in half and made two of these cards! Any products from the 2020 Mini Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on January 3rd!

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